23-25 February 2012 : Socratica III, Trento, Italia

SOCRATICA III  A Conference on Socrates, the Socratics, and Ancient Socratic Literature    An International Symposium organized by the Università degli Studi di Trento with the support of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici and the International Plato Society     Trento, February 23-25, 2012     Socratica III is part of a process that began in 2003 with a conference held in Aix-en-Provence, that went on in 2005 and 2008 with the previous Socratica sessions held in Senigallia and Naples, and that is likely to continue with further comparable conferences. Their ratio is to be found in the developments of the research on the complex world serving as a context for Plato and his dialogues.     Beyond the State of the Art   The young history of these lines of research is centered on Giannantoni’s Socratis et Socraticorum Reliquiae (1990), since this sylloge concluded a [...]

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Report on “Socratica 2008”, Naples, December 2008

Second ‘Socratica’ Conference in Naples On December, 11-13 2008 an international conference entitled Socratica 2008. Seconde giornate di studio sulla letteratura socratica antica was held in Naples (Italy). The symposium was the follow- up of the Socratica meeting held in 2005 in Senigallia (the proceedings of which appeared in 2008). Another one is scheduled for 2011. The scientific aim of these conferences is to provide a broad approach to the context of Plato’s work: Socrates, the Socratics as a group, Xenophon, and the other major Socratics. The event was sponsored by the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, the Universities of Naples “Federico II” and “Orientale”, the University of Salerno, and the International Plato Society. It was held as well under the auspices of the “Fondazione Alario per Elea-Velia”. The coordinators were Livio Rossetti (Perugia), Franco Ferrari (Salerno), Giovanni Casertano, Lidia Palumbo, and Alessandro Stavru (Naples). The symposium was attended [...]

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Report on Socrates, Alcibiades, and the Divine Lover/Educator, Newcastle (Australia), December 2008

On December 4–6 2008 a conference was held entitled Socrates, Alcibiades, and the Divine Lover/Educator was held in Newcastle, Australia. It was sponsored by the University of Newcastle’s Research Group on Religious and Intellectual Traditions and by the School of Humanities and Social Science. It was also held under the auspices of the Australasian Society for Ancient Philosophy. The aim of the conference was to explore a variety of topics—philosophical, literary, historical—which have a bearing on the interpretation of the dialogue Alcibiades I. The question of the authenticity of the dialogue was not the prime focus of the conference, but naturally it was discussed in a number of papers and also in discussions held after them. The conference was attended by about 30 people, including a number of overseas guests. There were fifteen papers presented in the following sequence: Harold Tarrant (University of Newcastle): ‘Improving persons through love alone? Aeschines [...]

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